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November 20, 2015

Germany
Play Merkel_EC.jpg Power Profile: Angela Merkel

Experts discuss the leadership style, personality, and policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she navigates an escalating migration crisis and uncertainty in the eurozone.

September 13, 2017

Germany
Play The German Federal Elections The German Federal Election: Will Angela Merkel Stand Her Ground?

Experts analyze the September 24 German federal election, Angela Merkel's fight to win a fourth term as chancellor, and the implications for Germany's relations with the European Union and the United…

June 22, 2016

Germany
Merkel Erdogan photo_cropped Merkel’s Erdogan Problem

Sabina Frizell is a research associate in the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. This week alone, Turkey jailed two journalists on trumped-up terror…

July 8, 2010

Germany
Merkel’s Sinking Support

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces dwindling support because of "dithering" on the euro crisis and Germans’ opposition to having troops in Afghanistan, says Germany expert William Drozdiak.

June 7, 2018

Germany
Merkel and Scholz Have Put the IMF in a Pickle Merkel and Scholz Have Put the IMF in a Pickle

Germany seems to have ruled out all the mechanisms for eurozone fiscal expansion that the IMF liked…

November 5, 2012

Turkey
Turkey's PM Erdogan and German Chancellor Merkel adjust their earphones for the translations as they address a news conference following their bilateral talks in Berlin (Fabrizio Bensch/Courtesy Reuters) Erdogan and Merkel: Almost Auf Wiedersehen

Last week brought some seemingly good news for Turkey’s long moribund effort to join the European Union. At a joint press conference in Berlin with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German…

September 26, 2013

Germany
Merkel, Europe, and German ’Continuity’

Angela Merkel’s resounding electoral triumph likely means stability and continuity in Eurozone crisis management and little chance of a larger German role in global security, says CFR’s Charles Kupch…

June 12, 2018

Donald Trump
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks towards U.S. President Donald J. Trump on the second day of the G7 summit on June 9, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. Signals for the Indo-Pacific From Trump’s Summitry

India, which still views U.S. foreign policy with some skepticism, is essential to the success of the "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" strategy. What will New Delhi conclude from the recent U.S. diplomac…

June 11, 2018

Donald Trump
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to U.S. President Donald J. Trump during the second day of the G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Canada on June 9, 2018. At G7 Summit, Trump Takes a Wrecking Ball to the West

The outcome of the G7 summit suggests Trump is prepared to abandon the transatlantic relationship, and even the concept of “the West,” as pillars of U.S. global engagement.

May 8, 2018

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Kerry-Zarif-RTX22N89.jpg The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal jeopardizes the unprecedented visibility international inspectors now have into Iran’s nuclear program.